Fiber, Dept. 28

Fiber


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2016 Entry Instructions

ONLINE ENTRY IS REQUIRED. To be an Exhibitor, you must click on the Online Entry link and follow the instructions. Entry deadlines are listed on the Entry Deadlines and Delivery Schedule page. (If online entry is absolutely not available to you, please contact your Department Superintendent.)

Department Rules

  1. All yarn must be handspun on a spinning wheel or drop spindle and spun by the individual entering it. No commercial mill spun yarn is allowed unless specifically noted for special categories.
  2. Only 1 item per Class may be entered by an exhibitor, except for the alpaca, llama, angora goat, angora rabbit and cashmere goat classes.
  3. Each entry must be tagged with exhibitor name, class #, class name and type of fiber.
  4. No items previously entered in the Fiber Department can
    compete again for prizes.
  5. All entry forms must be received by Tues., the week prior to the Fair. No exceptions.
  6. Exhibits must be dropped off on the Sun. prior to the fair, 2 – 6 PM
  7. Exhibits must be picked up on Sun., the last day of the fair, 6:30 – 8 PM If you cannot make it by 8 p.m., please make arrangements for pick-up of your entries.
  8. Please make sure you have the right Class # on your entries.
  9. Please don’t wash your fleece before entering it.

TABLE OF CATEGORIES

Class Code & Name $ Prize Amount
General Fiber Classes 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
80 Baby/child’s hat 35 30 26 22 18
81 Baby/child’s mittens 35 30 26 22 18
82 Baby/child’s sweater 35 30 26 22 18
83 Baby/child’s booties 35 30 26 22 18
84 Needle felting free form/sculptural 35 30 26 22 18
85 Needle felting decoration on any base 35 30 26 22 18
86 Art yarn scarf 35 30 26 22 18
87 Art yarn hat 35 30 26 22 18
88 Art yarn other 35 30 26 22 18
89 Fingerless mittens 35 30 26 22 18
90 Fingerless gloves 35 30 26 22 18
200 Cardigan plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
201 Cardigan with pattern: complex stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
202 Lace work 35 30 26 22 18
203 Pullover plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
204 Pullover patterned 35 30 26 22 18
205 Scarf plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
206 Vest plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
207 Vest patterned: complex stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
208 Shawl 35 30 26 22 18
209 Shawl lace work 35 30 26 22 18
210 Mittens 35 30 26 22 18
211 Hat plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
212 Hat patterned: complex stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
213 Socks plain: simple stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
214 Socks patterned: complex stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
215 Toys 35 30 26 22 18
216 Pillows 35 30 26 22 18
217 Afghan plain 35 30 26 22 18
218 Felted hat 35 30 26 22 18
219 Felted bag plain 35 30 26 22 18
220 Felted bag ornate 35 30 26 22 18
221 Felted mittens 35 30 26 22 18
222 Felted garments: warp can be commercially spun yarn, but weft must be handspun. 1 ft. sample of handspun fiber must accompany garment. 35 30 26 22 18
223 Felted holiday item knit, crochet or felted 35 30 26 22 18
224 Felted soap 35 30 26 22 18
225 Felted other 35 30 26 22 18
226 Woven garments 35 30 26 22 18
227 Other 35 30 26 22 18
228 Animal knit, crochet or felted 35 30 26 22 18
229 Youth (18 and under) felting 35 30 26 22 18
230 Youth (18 and under) bag 35 30 26 22 18
231 Youth (18 and under) scarf 35 30 26 22 18
233 Youth (18 and under) other 35 30 26 22 18
235 Crocheted hat 35 30 26 22 18
236 Crocheted scarf 35 30 26 22 18
237 Crocheted bag/purse 35 30 26 22 18
238 Crocheted other 35 30 26 22 18
239 Other: Any project that does not fit the above garment categories 35 30 26 22 18
Hand Spinning
Each skein must be spun from livestock fibers, tagged with fiber content, how fiber was prepared and your name. Each skein must weigh at least 1 oz. Any skeins less than 1 oz. will not be accepted.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
300 2 ply: 1 skein 35 30 26 22 18
301 Singles: 1 skein 35 30 26 22 18
302 Mixed livestock fibers: can be sheep, alpaca, llama, rabbit, goat 35 30 26 22 18
310 Mixed fibers: 50% Livestock fiber, 50% Other—can be bamboo, cotton silk, etc. 35 30 26 22 18
320 Exotic fiber: examples are cashmere, angora, quivet, yak, bison, cashgora, etc. Spinners choice for preparation, plying and/or color. 35 30 26 22 18
330 Art yarn: Each skein must be spun from livestock fiber but can be plied with a commercial novelty yarn. 35 30 26 22 18
340 Scarf patterned: complex stitch pattern 35 30 26 22 18
400 Navajo ply: 1 skein 35 30 26 22 18
410 Mohair singles (100% Mohair) 35 30 26 22 18
411 Mohair 2 ply (100% Mohair) 35 30 26 22 18
412 Mohair other (100% Mohair) 35 30 26 22 18
420 Alpaca singles (100% Alpaca) 35 30 26 22 18
421 Alpaca 2 ply (100% Alpaca) 35 30 26 22 18
422 Alpaca other (100% Alpaca) 35 30 26 22 18
430 Llama singles (100% Llama) 35 30 26 22 18
431 Llama 2 ply (100% Llama) 35 30 26 22 18
432 Llama other (100% Llama) 35 30 26 22 18
500 Cable ply: one skein 35 30 26 22 18
600 Spinners texture choice: this class will be judged on creativity, texture from natural fibers 35 30 26 22 18
700 Spinners color choice: hand dyed after spinning or in fleece form and then colors blended in carding process (no commercial dyed) 35 30 26 22 18
800 Spinners color choice: commercial dyed 35 30 26 22 18
850 Novelty: anything unusual and out of the ordinary 35 30 26 22 18
860 Youth (18 & under) singles one skein 35 30 26 22 18
870 Youth (18 & under) other one skein 35 30 26 22 18
Premiums Fleeces—Limit 4 Entries Per Class
Each skein must be spun from livestock fibers, tagged with fiber content, how fiber was prepared and your name. Each skein must weigh at least 1 oz. Any skeins less than 1 oz. will not be accepted.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
900 Fine wool: Pure Bred White. Cormo, Merino, Rambouillet, Targhee 30 25 20 15 10
901 Down breeds: Dorset, Hampshire, Oxford, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk 30 25 20 15 10
902 Medium breeds: Pure Bred, White, Cheviot, Columbia, Corridale, Finn 30 25 20 15 10
903 Long wool purebred white: Border Leicester, Cotswold, Lincoln, Romney 30 25 20 15 10
904 Purebred natural colored: Border Leicester, Cotswold, Finn, Lincoln, Romney, Shetland, etc. 30 25 20 15 10
Alpaca: 5" square cut off barrel, neatly wrapped in tissue paper (fiber aligned). Must be accompanied by 3 X 5 photo of Alpaca sample was taken from. Also include name of Alpaca and sex.
906 Alpaca (Ages 6 to 12 months) 30 25 20 15 10
907 Alpaca (Ages 12 months and older) 30 25 20 15 10
Llama: 5" square cut off barrel, neatly wrapped in tissue paper (fiber aligned). Must be accompanied by 3 X 5 photo of Llama sample was taken from. Also include name of llama and sex.
909 Llama (Ages 9 to 12 months) 30 25 20 15 10
910 Llama (Ages 12 months and older) 30 25 20 15 10
Angora Goat: 5" square cut off barrel, neatly wrapped in tissue paper (fiber aligned). Must be accompanied by 3 X 5’ photo of Angora goat sample was taken from. Also include name of Angora goat and sex.
911 Angora goat (kid) 30 25 20 15 10
912 Angora goat (yearling) 30 25 20 15 10
913 Angora goat (adult) 30 25 20 15 10
Cashmere Goat: send 5" square wrapped in tissue, along with snapshot of animal.
914 Cashmere goat (kid) 30 25 20 15 10
915 Cashmere goat (yearling) 30 25 20 15 10
916 Cashmere goat (adult) 30 25 20 15 10
917 Angora Rabbit: send 5" square wrapped in tissue, along with snapshot of animal. 30 25 20 15 10
999 Fleece to hand knit or woven must have 5" square sample of fleece, photo of animal, on index card, breed of animal, age, sex; plus exhibitors name/farm/address/phone how fiber was prepared. 30 25 20 15 10

Contacts

  • Lauren Scarpa
    Superintendent
    203-269-6662
  • Chris Cunningham
    Asst. Superintendent
    203-804-4429

Committee

  • Joy Higgins
  • Megan Higgins
  • Sharon Hogfeldt
  • Peg Jiantonio
  • Kathy Kohen
  • Brian Lyman
  • Pat Norcia
  • Sue Rasted
  • Laurie Sanford
  • John Swearinger
  • Lee Swearinger